The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has sanctioned 165 private and public schools in Kwara State for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2019 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Affected were 122 public secondary schools and 43 private schools.
The schools, which have been blacklisted and fined N25,000 each by the examination body, cut across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Surprisingly, some of them included those owned by religious bodies.
A few of the prominent schools on the list include Federal Government Girls College, Omu-Aran, Baboko Community Secondary school, Ilorin, Government Girls Day Secondary school, Oko-Erin, Tahfizul Quran International College, Ilorin, ECWA Secondary school, Odo-Okun, and Ajoke Model College, Ilorin among others.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in a statement through his spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Tuesday, expressed sadness over the development, describing it “as unfortunate.”
He further threatened heavy sanctions against school heads or officials caught aiding and abetting examination malpractices in the state.
He added that “the development is the worst in the history of the state.”
EduCeleb.com recalls that WAEC conducted the examinations between 8th April and 31st May, 2019 across the country.